Genetics

New CRISPR-based map ties every human gene to its function

The Human Genome Project was an ambitious initiative to sequence every piece of human DNA. The project drew together collaborators from research institutions around the world, including MIT's Whitehead Institute for Biomedical ...

Neuroscience

Scientists shed new light on human brain organization

Specific cellular, molecular and gene expression patterns in brain areas are linked to function, but their precise relationships remain largely unknown. New findings by scientists at the Human Brain Project (HBP) shed light ...

Other

Exploring racism's health impact in a VA renal clinic

A new study led by Penn LDI associate fellow Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins queried patients at a Veterans Administration (VA) renal clinic and found them angry, resentful, and stressed by their experiences with racism. The findings ...

Medical research

'Human cell atlas' maps 1 million cell types in 33 organs

An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Strange dreams might help your brain learn better

A new study by researchers from the University of Bern, Switzerland suggests that dreams—especially those that simultaneously appear realistic, but, upon a closer look, bizarre—help our brain learn and extract generic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tackling the consequences of long COVID

A research team at the University of Zurich has helped people affected by long COVID identify the problems they most urgently want scientists to tackle, through a collaborative citizen science approach. The topics identified ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Beijing expands mass testing as lockdown fears grow

Beijing on Tuesday launched mass coronavirus testing for nearly all its 21 million residents, as fears grew that the Chinese capital may be placed under a strict lockdown like Shanghai.

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